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18th Street Arts Center COVID-19 Response
18th Street Arts Center is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic and LA County Health Guidelines. Our Spring exhibitions including Recovery Justice: Being Well, and Year of Wonders, redux,  will be open to appointments only from March 29 – July 2. Appointments are available Monday – Friday at 10am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Please visit https://yearofwondersredux.eventbrite.com to sign up for an appointment.

Each time slot can accommodate groups of up to six individuals. All visitors are expected to check in at the front door, wear masks, and maintain a distance of 6 feet at all times from others who are not part of the same family group. Please do not come if you have any symptoms of illness.

To explore our current and recent exhibitions online, please visit https://18thstreet.org/exhibitions/ to view 360 virtual tours, recorded virtual talks, images, and catalogue essays. We also have a full schedule of virtual programs, including art workshops, artist talks, and conversations. Register or learn more at: https://18thstreet.org/events-calendar/

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Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018-2019, 18th Street Arts Center is one of the top artist residency programs in the US, and the largest in Southern California. Conceived as a radical think tank in the shape of an artist community, 18th Street supports artists from around the globe to imagine, research, and develop significant, meaningful new artworks and share them with the public to foster radical imagination, empathy, and positive social change.

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Lionel Popkin, Six Positions on Uncertainty, 2020. Video still. Courtesy of the artist.

FACING DARKNESS

July 27, 2020 - June 30, 2021

In our darkest hours, it is natural and human to seek connection with others, to face the darkness together so that we can imagine a brighter path forward. In our current pandemic-time of crisis and isolation, this instinct can feel…

Susan Kleinberg, KAIROS, 2014-2015. Digital video with sound. Dimensions variable. Sites of installation—- Palazzo Fortuny, Venice Biennale, Achikekran Museum, Istanbul, Nicosia Museum of Art, Nicosia, Cyprus, Art Basel Miami, special project. Courtesy of the artist and Axel Vervoordt Gallery.

Symbolic Consciousness

January 20, 2021 - June 18, 2021

Humans are symbolic of the natural elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space. Symbolic consciousness is a term used to conceptualize how certain ideas can be turned into symbols to help us make sense of the world around us. As…

Sacred Sites Audio Theater: Launch Event

March 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sacred Sites Audio Theater: Launch Event Saturday, March 6th, 2021 | 5 PM Online | Zoom Also streaming on Facebook Live and YouTube Live Join 18th Street Arts Center artist in residence Susan Suntree for an online launch party of…

Nicola Goode, Photography of Black Lives Matters spontaneous murals on boarded up stores during the BLM protests in Santa Monica in June of 2020.

Recovery Justice: Being Well

March 8, 2021 - July 16, 2021

“Being Well” is what we seek together as neighbors, and recalls one of the central guiding principles of the City of Santa Monica, the notion of “wellbeing” as key to civic health. Recovery Justice: Being Well, aims to highlight the…

Kate Johnson, LIBRA, as we witness the careless slip of a scale…, 2005. Video still. Courtesy of EZTV.

EVERYONE WAS INVITED: The Hyphenate Art and Life of Kate Johnson

March 20, 2021

EVERYONE WAS INVITED: The Hyphenate Art and Life of Kate Johnson Presented by 18th Street Arts Center March 20, 2021 | 5 PM PST | Online Kate Johnson (1969-2020) was a hyphenate artist. At the start of spring on March…

Borderless: An Introduction of the Visual Art Scene in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

March 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Borderless: An Introduction of the Visual Art Scene in Yogyakarta, Indonesia A virtual film screening and conversation with artist Maryanto Beb, artist Elia Nurvista, curator Alia Swastika, artist Mella Jaarsma, and 18th Street Art Center’s Sue Bell Yank Thursday, March…

Elana Mann, Our work is never done (unfinished business) (detail), 2020. Fiberglass, resin, enamel, and paint. Photo by Beth Devillier. Originally commissioned and produced by Artpace San Antonio. Courtesy of the artist.

Elana Mann | Year of Wonders, redux

March 29, 2021 - July 2, 2021

18th Street Arts Center is pleased to present Year of Wonders, redux, a solo exhibition of works by artist Elana Mann in 18th Street Arts Center’s Airport Gallery, on view from March 29 - July 2, 2021. The exhibition consists…

Elana Mann, Our work is never done (unfinished business) (detail), 2020. Fiberglass, resin, enamel, and paint. Photo by Beth Devillier. Originally commissioned and produced by Artpace San Antonio. Courtesy of the artist.

Hungry Ears: A Panel with Naomi Okuyama, April Banks, Sara Daleiden, and Elana Mann

April 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hungry Ears: A Panel with Naomi Okuyama, April Banks, Sara Daleiden, and Elana Mann Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 5 PM PST Online: Zoom | Facebook Live Hungry Ears is a virtual panel that will examine ongoing art and equity issues in…

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Program Guide Jan-March 2021

We are bringing to you our first program guide after the pandemic started, which details…

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